October 20, 2012 · 8:00 PM
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As promised earlier in the year, it's time to see how our wines are holding up. The wine must be cellar worthy and you need to post what you're bringing in your RSVP for me to review. The wine must be 2002 or older. I expect Burgundy, Cabernet, and Bordeaux as the primary wines that withstand the test of time. *I am of the opinion that there can always be stinkers that just don't age as expected and you do get corked wines sometimes. I recommend that you at least open the foil and maybe even open and re-cork the wine to ascertain if it might be bad. I do not recommend any major breathing time as with aged wines, they can go flat quickly.
This will be later in the night so that you have time to grab some dinner, but I think we still need some noshy stuff to go with the wine. How about a small app that you bring with the wine. Think red friendly as I can't imagine that there are many whites 10 years old and worth drinking (except some great Champagnes of course!).
I would love for you to not only bring full notes on the wine/winery/winemaker, but be prepared to share that info as we taste. This will be a focused tasting that I will pour in measured amounts. Space is limited to allow for relaxed tasting and enjoyment with some left over for additional tastes.
We may not get better with age, but I sure hope our wine does! Looking forward to this unique opportunity!